.

By Kath Gannaway

The final weekend of the Yarra Valley Open Studios on 11 and 12 November showcasing the work of artists along the Warburton Highway was another huge success for Yarra Valley Arts.
Hundreds of visitors, including artists from across Yarra Ranges flocked to the studios of 16 artists from Gruyere through to East Warburton.
The Warburton Highway artists’ weekend built on the success of the previous weekends, where artists along the Maroondah Highway opened in September and along the Melba Highway in October.
Bill Proctor of Launching Place said spreading the event over three months had been a huge success, with more visitors on the Saturday than for the entire weekend in previous years.
“It also gives artists from other areas a chance to visit, and for us to visit them,” he said.
“It helps strengthen the network and you can see where people work and what they are doing.”
Visitors to the Hoddles Creek studios of Bev Hardidge and Graeme Hardidge experienced two very different artforms, with Bev’s colourful works surrounding her in her rustic studio while Graeme’s monochrome anvil struck a different chord as he turned old car parts into quirky garden ornaments.
Both agreed the three-weekend format is a winner, bringing more people, particularly to those artists who are a little off the highways.
Visit www.yarravalleyarts.org.au for more information on Yarra Valley Arts events.

Comments are closed.

More News

 At 44 years of age, 13 studio albums and seven number one singles, it’s little surprise that Mr Robbie ...

Emergencies services are warning motorists to take care at the corner of Maroondah Road and High Street in Healesville after ...

Carlton footballers took time out from the rough and tumble of pre-season training today (Wednesday 21 February) trying their hand at ...

The vets at Healesville Sanctuary’s Australian Wildlife Health Centre are celebrating the arrival of two new hatchlings, after ...

Police and emergency services are at the scene of a fatal collision in Dixons Creek with the Melba Highway closed ...

Love has been in the air for Victoria’s wild population of Helmeted Honeyeaters at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve, who ...

Latest Sport

Don Valley athlete Casey Wright has ticked off a major goal in making her Winter Olympics debut at PyeongChang, though ...

Don Valley prodigy Casey Wright is set to grace the international stage as she prepares to make her Winter Olympics ...

Some outstanding performances by Yarra Ranges Athletics athletes highlighted another week of athletics in the Yarra Valley. The little athletics ...